LOCAL NEWS: Poole Maternity given thumbs up by local mums

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Mums who have given birth at Poole Hospital have given the services great reviews, according to results published from a new national survey yesterday. 

More than 120 women who gave birth at the hospital in February 2019, took part in the Care Quality Commission (CQC) survey, alongside 120 other maternity unit trusts. 

For many mums, the prospect of giving birth can feel like an overwhelming and worrying experience, however the results from this survey may help to calm the nerves of mums-to-be in Poole.  Mums rated the labour advice and support services they received better than many other organisation and the trust was on par with many others around the country in terms of aftercare services, staffing and provision of information. 

The hospital was not rated worse or below any others involved in the survey, which is great news for those living in the Poole area, planning to use the services soon. There are even plans to create a new, purpose built women’s and children’s unit on the eastern side of Dorset, on the site of the Royal Bournemouth Hospital. It is hoped that this would improve a mums birthing experience even further, and would be built to modern-day healthcare standards. 

Patricia Reid, Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Poole Hospital commented on the results of the survey, saying: “I am pleased that mums felt positive about a wide range of areas, including how staff interacted with them.” She went on to say: “I am confident that with the development of the brand new purpose built centre fro women, we can further build on this feedback.”

Full results of the survey can be found here. 

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